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What should I do now?

What should I do now?

During the past week I have been working twelve hour shifts at my job that keeps the cash flow going. In addition, I have been starting to seriously market my book as well as letting people know that we are starting a writer’s club at the end of the month just two days after the book launch.

Preparing for the Book Launch

This may see sort of crazy, but I did not have a mailbox before last week, so last week on Monday I had to put up the mailbox. That done, I was able to get my home phone put in so that I could take calls about both the book launch and the writer’s club.It took me most of the whole week to get the phone put in. It was a long frustrating story that I do not care to repeat. Let’s just say that I doubt I will get internet or television service through them.

Another thing that I have done is had a flyer made for the book launch. I decided to invest a bit of advertising money into this project so that I have a professional looking poster for the launch. At the same time I am having a poster made with blank location, time and date so that I can use the same design for future author events. Yesterday I checked into the flyer’s progress.

In addition, to all of this, I have been thinking about other places that I can do author events in the future and one idea that I have is that I would like to speak at senior citizen centers around the area, then the state, and then the nation. Although some seniors like the e-book, others still prefer to read real books.

Last Thursday I ordered books for the book launch and I formatted the book to put on Kindle and is ready to add to other e-book sites later. I still haven’t thought a lot about my online book campaign. That will happen once I get a better handle on this book launch

Final cover for A Cowards Solace

Preparing For The Oregon County Writer’s Club meeting

I am not made of money, so for the flyer for this event, I went extremely low tech. I designed a black and white, text only flyer that I had copied for ten cents per copy and made fifty copies. So far I have only handed out three of the fifty. when I get my flyers for the book launch, I will hang them up around the county at the same time.

Wednesday I worked on contacting newspapers and radio stations about this writer’s club meeting.

As soon as the flyer for the book launch is done, I will be putting both flyers up around the county. I should have had them up at least a week ago, but  not everyone is as dedicated to my projects as I am. I guess.

Time On Duolingo

since i finished the second draft on my second book, on the days that I was working at my job, I spent much of my early morning and evening time on the internet doing my language courses on Duolingo. I finished all the lessons in the Spanish course, and I have been reviewing what I have learned.since I finished the lessons last month. On August first, I started French and have been doing really well in that. I studied French in high school (and failed it), but I am surprised at how much I still remember from then. (I was in high school 40 years ago!) I haven’t worked in Bubblews in several days.

So overall, most of my time has been spent preparing to market my book launch, announcing the book club, and studying Spanish and French, oh, and yes, working too. Today for a change of pace,  I will be going school shopping with my daughter, and  then tomorrow it is back to marketing.

IMG_8330 final copy

 

Donna Brown is an ordained minister. As Author Cygnet Brown, she  has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. Click here for more information about Cygnet Brown and her books.


What should I do now?

What should I do now?

Can you believe it? Here it is the end of July already. Already many of us who have children are taking them back to the stores to get their back-to-school clothes. It seems as though summer just started and already we can see some of the leaves on the trees starting to change. Where did the time go?

July’s Affirmation: “I posture for Success”

Finished A Second Draft of a future publication

This month, I have worked diligently on the completion of Book V of the Locket Saga: In The Shadow of the Mill Pond which is a whodunit set in the backdrop of the whiskey rebellion of the 1790s in the then frontier town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I finished adding the final words of the 80k on July 26 which was five days ahead of schedule.

Planning For My Book Launch in August

In addition to adding 30k to my manuscript, I have also been researching about book marketing and have spent the planning for my book launch of my next book Book III of the Locket Saga: A Coward’s Solace. This launch will occur August 29 at 1pm Saturday afternoon at the Oregon County Local Food Producers and Artisans Cooperative.
Much of the work on the launch has been done during the last week of this month. The execution of those plans will occur throughout the month of August.

Planning to Start a Writer’s Club

Another project that I have been working on is that I am getting ready to start a writer’s club here. As far as I know, there are no writer’s clubs in this area and I wanted to be in a writer’s group so I decided that I would start it. I have the place and time set for Monday, August 31 at 7pm also at the cooperative. My major challenge will be getting the word out there so that writers around here will know that this is for them.

Looking ahead to August

In August, I will be implementing the plans I made this month. At the same time, I am going to be fighting one of my biggest fears which is the fear of rejection. Every day in August, I will do at least one small thing that I am afraid to do that is related either to the book launch or the writer’s club meeting.

IMG_8330 final copy

Donna Brown is an ordained minister. As Author Cygnet Brown, she  has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. Click here for more information about Cygnet Brown and her books.

 

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